Residents are encouraged to keep dancing at Tea Party
Residents from 8 Four Seasons care homes in Northumberland revived the traditional tea dance when they got together for a social afternoon on Wednesday 21st December 2016 at the New Delaval & Newsham Working Men’s Club. They were joined by friends, relatives and staff, and members of the local community.
As well as taking to the dance floor, guests were invited to take part in a sing-along session and bingo. There was a range of refreshments served and a chance to take part in a raffle.
Rob Heane, Regional Manager for Four Seasons in Northumberland, said, “The social afternoon is a great way for residents to get out enjoying themselves, to meet people from other Four Seasons care homes and engage with members of the wider local community. This event is a regular occurrence, and it’s great to see it go from strength to strength each time we run it. Here’s to the next one.”
The afternoon and early evening dances, with a civilised break for tea and refreshments, are coming back into vogue. Before the 1950s, tea dances were a popular way to socialise; however, they declined in the 60s as the club and disco scene emerged. They are now beginning to make a return to popularity, possibly linked to the success of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
20 Jan 2017
The competitive streak at Flower Park Care Home in Doncaster is still continuing as residents took each other on in another series of games.
Amanda Searle, Home Manager, said: “The residents have been challenging each other to a recent round of ball games and skittles. Whether it’s been the person who can score the most baskets, or get a strike they’ve all been trying their hardest to be crowned champion.
“Everyone had a great time although we did crown the skittles and ball game champion at the end of the afternoon. The next round of the competition will not be far off, as everyone is aiming to be the Flower Park games champion.”
20 Jan 2017
Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow helped Jack McLwee celebrate his 93rd birthday last week.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, said: “Everyone at Campsie View was in great spirits as they helped Jack celebrate his special day. His daughter came and celebrated with him and brought the biggest cake I have ever seen which everyone enjoyed with a cup of tea. We all wish you a very happy birthday again Jack! 93 years young!”
Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns Jack!
20 Jan 2017
It’s not every day you can celebrate over a quarter of a century’s worth of experience in the care sector. A special event at Stanshawes Care Home in Yate did just that on Monday 9th January 2017.
Eva William, Home Manager presented the eight team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.
Eva William said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in Stanshawes by the rest of the team, the residents and the relatives. Not every home can boast of so much experience under one roof, 77 years is a massive achievement. I’m very proud of each and every one of them.”
The team members receiving Long Service Awards were:
- Ushma Jadeja (Care Assistant) - 19 years’ service
- Shirley Atkins (Care Assistant) - 18 years’ service
- Genny Rugerio (Laundry Assistant) - 10 years’ service
- Marriane Harris (Care Assistant) - 10 years’ service
- Ani Anoop (Kitchen Assistant) - 10 years’ service
- Charlotte Reyes ( Nurse) - 10 years’ service
- Edwin Valmonte (Care Assistant) - 5 years’ service
- Dian Valmonte (Nurse) - 5 years’ service
19 Jan 2017
Residents, relatives and the care team all got into the festive spirit, when they welcomed the pantomime Dick Whittington into Murdoch House Care Home in Wokingham.
Christine Tyrrell, Home Manager, said: “Everyone had a lovely afternoon watching and joining in with the panto. This one is always a firm favourite with the residents with lots and laughter and the immortal line ‘he’s behind you’ echoing throughout the home.
“The panto is always a lovely experience, and makes the day special for our residents and their families.”